Jonathan: The page ‘Ram for Sale’ has now been changed to Hebridean Sheep, with details of sheep (currently just rams) for sale and wanted. See Hebridean Sheep
Denise: Late next week, probably Friday 23rd, we’ll have nine Hebridean hogget lambs – all about 18m old – coming back home from their appointment with the butcher at Lochmaddy. Most of these will be going into the freezers for our own use and for sale over the coming months. However we’ll have some available to buy fresh over the weekend. If previous years are anything to go by, we’ll sell out very quickly! To help us guage how much to keep back for fresh sales, and how much to put in the freezer, we’d welcome expressions of interest – without commitment: we’d like to know what type of cut and quantity you may be interested in. You can call us on 01878 700828 to express interest and enquire, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or reply to this post. To be sure you don’t miss out, why not subscribe to the blog? Whichever way, we’ll let you know when the lamb is ready to collect. You can reserve your requirements by payment: cash or credit card in person ; credit card over the phone. Prices are as attached notice:
[Fresh/Chilled meat price removed 25/10/15. See frozen meat price list at http://biggarden.scot/hebrideanhoggetlamb/]
Jonathan: Sheep are allowed down from the hill grazings today, 15 October. The grazing regulations for Eriskay require all shareholders to open up their own crofts for other shareholders to graze. In theory this means all livestock are free to roam the island (below the hill fence), but in practice flocks tend to be hefted to certain areas. We’ll not be wanting our first lambs before beginning of April, so we have to keep our ewes and the ram fenced in (and apart) until beginning of November. We’ve got the ewes and ewe lambs in one field, the rams and ram lambs in another, across the road and out of sight!